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DANCEDANCEDOLL OF MINE

 

 "YESthis is a song for very small children"declared Aunt Malle"As much as I should like toI cannotfollow this'DanceDanceDoll of Mine'"

But little Amalie couldshe was only three years oldplayed with dollsand brought them up to be just as wiseas Aunt Malle

There was a student who came to the house to helpher brothers with their lessonsand he frequently spoke tolittle Amalie and her dollshe spoke differently from any-one elseand the little girl found him very amusingalthough Aunt Malle said he didn't know how to conversewith childrentheir little heads couldn't possibly graspthat silly talkBut little Amalie didYesthe student eventaught her the whole song"DanceDanceDoll ofMine"and she sang it to her three dollstwo were newone a girl doll and the other a boy dollbut the third dollwas oldher name was LisemomérShe also heard thesongand was even in it

Dancedancedoll of mine

Girl doll's dress is very fine

Boy doll is a dandytoo

He wears gloves and hat and shoe

White pantsblue coathim adorn

On his toe he has a corn

He is fine and she is fine

Dancedaucedoll of mine

Old doll's name is Lise-moér

She is from the year before

Hair is newit's made of flax Forehead polished up with wax

Young againnot old and done

Come alongmy cherished one Let us dance a fast gavotte

To watch it is worth a lot

Dancedancedoll of mine

Watch your steps and get in line

One foot forwardwatch your feet

Dancing makes you slendersweet

Bow and twist and turn around

That will make you hale and sound

What a sight it is to see

You are doing fineall three

And the dolls understood the songlittle Amalie understood itand so did the studentbut then he had writ-ten it himself and said it was excellentOnly Aunt Malledidn't understand itshe had passed over the fence ofyouth"Silly song"she said

But not little AmalieShe sings itIt is from herthat we know it

 


 

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